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Preload sag without the included wrench

Old 06-23-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Preload sag without the included wrench

Is there a way to adjust the preload on the rear shock without having the wrench made for the specific purpose? i have the 06 F4i and it did not come with one. I need to adjust the preload because i have been riding 2 up alot and im running 2in slack in the chain to get the tension correct with stock preload. I also want to adjust is more to suit me more(6'2" 200lbs) on the everyday commute. I would appreciate any advice guys. Thanks in advance
Old 06-24-2011, 02:34 AM
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You're going to need a spanner wrench of some sort. Out of desperation I used a pipe wrench once although definitely expect to beat up the metal collar pretty good if you decide to do that. The other day I was fortunate enough to find an old spanner/adjustable wrench type deal in an old toolbox for plumbing.

Anyway aside from finding/borrowing/buying a tool you could always remove the shock.
Old 06-24-2011, 04:23 AM
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:50 AM
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yep, get a spanner wrench on ebay. for your weight you'll want to try preload setting 5 and bump it up to 6 when riding 2-up.
Old 06-24-2011, 11:15 AM
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Or use a hammer and punch [or screwdriver you don't like anymore] like most people.
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